This is for all you office workers out there who succumb to the vending machine….
Even though I try to be good through out the day and pass by all the donuts, leftovers from luncheons, cake, etc… there are days where I will admit, I may get a bag of M & M’s. I don’t even need it, but sometimes when you know something is there you just want it more?
Anyway, I saw an ad somewhere about Healthy Vending. It’s a company that stocks vending machines with really healthy alternatives than Snickers or Hostess Ho Ho’s!
I asked my bosses if we have a contract with the existing vending company. To my delight, it had already expired, so I proposed my new plan of getting this totally deluxe, help me keep on my weight loss goal, vending machine, and it was APPROVED!!
What kind of products do they carry? You can customize the vending machine you get but some examples are: Luna bars, Lara bars, Cliff bars, Soy Joy, Kashi Go Lean bars, Pirates Booty, Soy Crisps, Stacy’s Pita chips, granola, dried fruit, fruit bars, meal replacement bars, vitamin water, etc..
Isn’t that awesome? It may take a few weeks or more for us to actually get it, a meeting is planned for next week, but just knowing its coming makes me very happy!
Now, maybe you can suggest the same thing at your office!
This recipe I printed out a LONG time ago from Spark People, but never bothered to try. And I’m kind of mad I didn’t try it before because its really good!
4 frozen bananas
Place frozen bananas in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse several times to break into smaller pieces, then turn on and run for about 5 minutes, stopping occassionally to scrape down the sides. The bananas will start to resemble soft serve ice cream. You can put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes, or eat it just like that, adding a few nuts and chocolate sauce!
Makes 4 (1/2) cup servings